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Education officials trained on NEP — The Lighthouse

By EMN Updated: Oct 21, 2021 10:27 pm
Education officials after the orientation programme on the Nagaland Education Project (NEP)- The Lighthouse in Kohima on Thursday.

Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): School Education department conducted a state-level orientation and sensitisation programme for district education officials on the Nagaland Education Project (NEP)- The Lighthouse on October 21 at Hotel de Oriental, Kohima.

In an update, the project director and principal director of School Education, Shanavas C, informed that district education officers (DEO), sub-district education officers (SDEO), EBRC coordinators and assistant district coordinators (ADC) from all 12 districts of the state attended the programme.

Informing the participants about the Nectar project, Shanavas C, stated that the NEP provided an overview of the Lighthouse project. He further informed the participants about the implementation plans and progress within the project so far. Besides, he also introduced the key components, results matrix and programme tools.

Also speaking at the programme, Razouseyi Vese, additional director of School Education, urged the district officers to actively engage themselves and encourage them to be forthcoming in making the project a success.

It stated that a training of trainers (ToT) session on ‘Coping up with Covid-19 pandemic,’ ‘measures for prevention and control in schools’ was conducted by Dr. Longri Kichu, state consultant of UNICEF (DH&FW).

It informed that a similar session on Covid-19 would take place block-wise in the EBRC office in all the blocks for school leaders. The training would percolate down to the school level where the trained school leaders would conduct the Covid-19 training for the school staff.

It aims to cover 1990 government schools and over 20,000 teaching and non-teaching staff by the end of November 2021.

Johnny Ruangmei, OSD NSDMA, spoke on ‘School safety and disaster management’ with emphasis on reducing risks and impacts by maintaining school level disaster risk reduction plans.

Other sessions during the programme focused on environmental and social management framework (ESMF), roles and responsibilities of the participating stakeholders and setting up information desks.

About NEP -The Lighthouse

With support from the World Bank, the department of School Education launched the ‘Nagaland Education Project- The Lighthouse – Nagaland Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources (Nectar),’ with the aim to improve and enhance quality and learning outcomes of government schools in Nagaland.

The NEP- The Lighthouse is a project that would breathe new life into the education system of the state, providing greater opportunity for students and teachers to realise their potential.

Through this project, the government aims to:

• Enhance the governance of schools across the state. It aims to improve system and school management for all 2000 schools of Nagaland and to improve state school governance index.

• Improvement in teaching and enhancement of the overall learning environment. It aims to enhance the teaching and learning environment in approximately 15 school complexes, to demonstrate school improvement efforts, learning from which can be scaled in future.

It informed that a total of 108 participants comprising district education officials and the state project team attended the programme.

By EMN Updated: Oct 21, 2021 10:27:37 pm